Get Excited for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary

Posted on Sunday, November 17, 2013 by klarakim

Are you counting the days until the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special airs on November 23rd? Reading books about time travel and the paranormal will prepare you for the day the Doctor shows up in your yard and demands you get in the TARDIS and explore a rather dangerous universe together.

 

 

Here are YA books perfect for any Whovian, Time Lord, or fan of time travel and the paranormal:

The Diviners

The Diviners

Seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to glamorous New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls

Victoria discovers that The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls is not what it appears to be. Kids go in but come out…different. Or they don’t come out at all. If anyone can sort this out, it’s Victoria—even if it means getting a little messy.
Hourglass Hourglass Emerson has been plagued by phantoms ever since her parents' death. When her well-meaning brother brings in a mysterious consultant, Emerson's willing to try his cure even if changing her future means changing her past. Full of atmosphere, mystery, and romance, Hourglass merges the very best of the paranormal and science-fiction genres.

The Transall Saga

The Transall Saga

Mark's solo camping trip in the desert turns into a terrifying and thrilling odyssey when a mysterious beam of light transports him to another time on what appears to be another planet. He must use his knowledge and skills to survive while talking to primitive tribes and discovering his new powers.

Mr. Was

Mr. Was

A secret passageway that leads back in time? Jack discovers a hidden door in his grandfather’s house that leads him to 1941. When Jack witnesses his mother's murder, he flees through the door and must survive until he can prevent his mother's murder in the present.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

No self-respecting Doctor Who readalike list is without this absurd British science fiction classic. Sure, you may have already been personally charmed by this book but the possibility that someone loves Doctor Who and HASN'T read this popular tome is a prospect so dire we must never fail to include it.

 

Want more? Read the rest of this Doctor Who readalikes booklist!

 

- Klara (read my blog here: This is the Blog that Books Built)

  

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